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DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

During the COVID-19 public health crisis, people with disabilities still have the right to live, work, and access our community free from discrimination. Disability Rights Oregon has been hard at work promoting and defending these rights. Learn more about our advocacy on COVID-19 below. Healthcare 20 State and National Civil Rights Leaders Call for Federal… Continue Reading DRO’s Advocacy on COVID-19

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The struggle for equality

*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done.  We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality

More work ahead

We passed five of our legislative priorities, but we also met with a few disappointments. Advancing these policy goals will be among our priorities in the next legislative session: Invest in Community Mental Health System We disagree with the legislature’s chose to keep the expensive Junction City State Hospital open. Keep People with Mental Health… Continue Reading More work ahead